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Sequim Police Department - LATERAL

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    Sequim Police Department - LATERAL
    152 W. Cedar Street
    Sequim, Washington 98382
    Phone: 360-683-7227
    Department Website

Agency Added: 10/09/2017 | Last updated: 08/31/2018

Community Information

The City of Sequim and the surrounding Sequim-Dungeness Valley is located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north coast of Washington State. The valley is the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula and its numerous tourist attractions. Sequim is approximately two hours from Seattle, Tacoma, or Olympia. The population for Sequim is 6,910. Approximately 30,000 of the County's 72,500 residents live in the valley. These residents live in the immediate Sequim area and come to our community to shop, and use City facilities and services. In addition to our resident population, the peninsula has an influx of visitors from throughout the United States, Canada and other countries. Each year, over 400,000 persons and vehicles use the ferry system between our neighbor City of Port Angeles and Victoria B.C. Many of these visitors and travelers require assistance from the Police Department.

Department Information

The Sequim Police Department is a full service general authority law enforcement agency accredited by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. The department consists of 24 employees divided into four sections; Administration, Support Services, Operations and Investigations.

These sections provide police services in the form of command, patrol, criminal investigations, narcotics investigations, records management, property and evidence management, a  School Resource Officer (SRO) program, K-9, code enforcement, a wide range of instructor level specialties and management of a large volunteer component.

The Police Department operates out of a specifically designed facility inside the Sequim Civic Center built in 2015. Officers are assigned state-of-the-art equipment including vehicles in a liberal replacement program, lethal and non-lethal weaponry, in-car computers, radar, night vision, as well as complete uniforms and personal equipment. Patrol officers work a four ten-hour shift schedule with three days off, and a shift rotation that allows for all officers to experience at least partial weekends off for four months of the year.

The Police Department enjoys a great relationship with the community and other local law enforcement agencies. Our members take pride in the high level of professional service we are able to provide our community. Our mantra is "Personal Attention to our Community".

Area Information

  • Population Size: 6,910
  • County: Clallam

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 X  
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None    
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis    
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Corrected 20/20; ability to distinguish colors. X  
College Requirement AA preferred (90 quarter units or 60 semester units from an accredited educational institution) X  
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification To qualify for a lateral position, candidates must have graduated from a basic law enforcement academy. X  
Prior Experience Requirement Minimum requirements: Basic Police Officer certification by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission or the ability to obtain a WA State Certificate of Equivalency within 9 months of hire; minimum age of 21 at time of appointment with a minimum of two years of full-time civilian law enforcement experience. X  
Other Candidates are not required to take the physical ability test if only testing for Sequim Police Department - Lateral.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
AutomaticAny traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 5 years.
Automatic4 or more moving violations in past 2 years.
Automatic2 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticUse of illegal drugs in the last 5 years.
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialOther drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
AutomaticPattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
AutomaticPrior history of illegal drug sales
AutomaticIllegal steroid usage in the last 5 years.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny bias crime conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor convictions, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute or domestic violence activity resulting in the loss of the right to bear arms.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process or has been found to have lied in a law enforcement capacity.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support in past 5 years.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of five" with the top five candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur. An applicant will be considered for a period of twelve months.
Number of Current Vacancies: ONE

Salary Information

2017 Uniform Pay Rate Chart

Range Probation Step A Step B Step C Step D Step E
$25.64 $26.69 $28.82 $30.45 $31.07 $31.70
Associates Degree 2% - - - - - -
Bachelors Degree 4% - - - - - -

Benefit Information

This is a full-time union position. Overtime benefits, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and longevity are provided as negotiated in the Teamsters union contract; employer assisted health care coverage and LEOFF benefits.

Current Teamsters union contract available on request.

Note - for lateral hires depending on experience, the Chief has discretion to start wage up to step C.